White at Eisenhower Park Golf Course
|Red (W)||72||5357 yards||69.0||120|
|Blue M: 73.6/130||387||421||532||418||181||396||488||164||418||3405||403||376||554||434||157||448||429||220||546||3567||6972|
|White M: 71.4/128||373||408||518||397||180||371||472||153||396||3268||398||336||495||411||144||413||394||177||540||3308||6576|
|Gold M: 68.6/124||357||353||460||342||167||349||443||144||371||2986||334||315||467||347||140||311||355||164||477||2910||5896|
|Red W: 69.7/117||346||303||454||339||125||309||433||141||318||2768||296||267||433||290||137||306||290||146||449||2614||5382|
Played here for the first time in 6 years. I stopped playing it because like most others have said, the course is literally 18 straight holes. Also every green complex is elevated and it’s a bit annoying if you have a low ball flight like me. I hit a ton of greens normally but it’s impossible at White because you have an elevated green with a deep pot bunker in front. I think they missed the point when they redesigned the course. Now I can’t tell you what RTJ calling card is as a designer but it seems half think this is his typical course and others don’t. I won’t try to even pretend I know.
A few years back they county finally dumped some money into it and added bunkers, mostly of the pot variety, removed trees and fixed some greens. I like that they tried to add life to the course and honestly they did. I do think they went overboard on the pot bunkers though and now it’s just a gimmick. Today the rough was higher than bethpage black! Seriously my group lost balls that were maybe a yard or two into the rough. Some might say then hit they fairway, but Im a 9 handicap and don’t play on tour so I should be allowed to miss a few fairways. Also $47 to walk that course is really steep. I guess when you’re desperate play here but blue is definitely a more fun track to go low and red is a tougher test
Solid Course, Great Greens, Enjoyable
The course has gone through major renovations over the years with the addition of numerous pot bunkers, so its safe to say the original RTJ design is down to the greens. Locals have said that the White's original layout was boring and repetitive. The addition of the new bunkers along with more defined fairways that are narrower and and slightly curved give each hole some depth and character. The greens are in great condition and rolled true and surrounded by fairway length runoffs that give some tight lies for chips and pitches. Pace of play was around 4 hours for 6am on a Saturday.
What a waste of a decent golf course.
Golf course superintendent this year decided to stretch the course. He moved the men's tees so far back most holes for 95% of golfers will be 3 shot holes. He is going crazy with the English style bunkers all over the place. He moved the tees too far back not taking into account the elevated greens that add yardage and the wind that always blows into your face half the time. So a 365 yard hole plays 380. Now he took the tee and made to a 410 yard hole that plays atleast 425 off the tee. What golfer you know will hit the green in 2. The Park ruined the course. Unless you like 3 shot golf on par 4's this course isn't for you.
u000006077745 never seen a loser like you around.
"Maybe you'll be more comfortable at the $5 table"
You rusty cart pushing $16 hacker. Thank you now go dig into your pocket and get that old topflite and get l off the White course. I know you want 6 hours away from your wife please don't stink it up for us accomplished golfers on the Far Superior White course. Yes its hard and so is the senior rate you relish as you relish your trusty ginty to run your beat up top flite onto the green. Whites too hard for you... Then please I beg you stay on the Red ...it fits you just like the Wranglers you don so well
Nice Course, but not Trent Jones
Played 2/12/18, was windy, temps in the mid 40s. Course was very playable even after heavy rains, greens were smooth, fairways were smooth.
**Note**I don't evaluate clubhouses, amenities, and staff. I evaluate the golf course.
This course is advertised as being designed by Robert Trent Jones, I've played a lot of Jones courses and I just don't see many Trent features out here. The routing is very strange, basically straight out and straight back on both nines. The front plays 4 holes out and 5 back, Back nine plays 4 out, one across, and 4 straight back. Very little in the way of doglegs. The circular bunkers are also features that I've never seen on a Trent Jones course, and even if the course isn't Trent anymore, they're just out of place. The diagonal fairway bunkers on 7, 10, and 12 are cool features, but almost certainly not Trent Jones. The dual par 3s that the course has (i.e. every par 3 hole has a duplicate running next to it, so the course maintains 22 holes rather than 18) are interesting, but odd at the same time.
One feature that is terribly out of place, and really disconcerting, (and most certainly not a Trent Jones feature) are the stacked Astro-Sod bunkers. They just don't make any sense. Frankly, they look terrible. The doughnut bunker on 13 is the worst, it just doesn't fit with the course, doesn't fit the terrain where it's placed, and is really a blight on an otherwise good hole.
OK, now that I've ragged on the course...at the end of the day, it's a municipal course that charges between $22 and $50 for 18 holes of golf (rates vary with residency, age, etc.). Even with all the oddities, it's a fair round and the course is varied enough to keep your interest for the duration of the round. I'd recommend it to someone who is in the area looking for a reasonably priced round.
Decent, basic course with interesting greens
The White course is a simple, straightforward, typical Robert Trent Jones course, with mostly straight fairways, fairway bunkers near landing areas, and pushed up, elevated big greens with high flashed large bunkers guarding. The course gets repetitive but the greens are very good, with subtle slopes and contours. The course is relatively flat and easy to walk. There is nothing special but it is a decent track for a casual round.
Straight forward, long-ish muni course
This is my usual course since it is pretty close to home. I'm normally here at twilight, racing the sun.
It's your typical old-school, basic muni course. The conditions are pretty average. It depends on the time of the year because there's a tremendous amount of play at this course which obviously degrades the conditions. You pay through a windowed booth, check in with the starter and you're off. I play later in the day, so if there are marshals I haven't seen any. There is a snack shack in the middle, but I have no idea if it is in use since I'm out so late.
The course itself is nothing special. It's mostly repetitive, straight holes with raised bunkers protected by sand. There is no water and a few of the holes are alongside semi-busy roads with a chain link fence dividing you from it.
The grass alongside the fairway seems to be on the long side recently. There are double-par 3s, which I guess is to help with traffic, although one of them always seems to be a little neglected, missing a flag, etc.
It's long enough (6900+) to be a decent walk and it's close to home, so I continue to come here because its convenient.
GOOD WALKING COURSE, FAIRLY FLAT. LOTS OF TRAPS PROTECTING THE GREENS.
ROBERT TRENT JONES DESIGNED COURSE. LOTS OF TRAPS. NO WATER. PAR 3'S HAVE ALTERNATE TEES AND GREENS TO SPEED UP PLAY. NON RESIDENT RATE WITH CART WOULD HAVE BEEN 85 OR 90 DOLLARS SO THE GOLF NOW RATE WAS LESS THAN HALF. ACTUALLY GOT OUT BEFORE MY SCHEDULED TEE TIME.
course usually packed , overcast and few playing . greens in good shape. finished in 2 1/2 hrs
Typical public course
The white course is pretty straightforward with no surprises, hazards etc. The adjoining fairways can be a bit hectic with balls flying in from errant tee shot. And with that you can usually find any off target balls. They have double par 3 holes to speed up play.
The greens are all elevated with front bunkers. There were a few greens that were a complete mess. The grass is dead in various spots and any putts going through this stuff is bouncing left and right.
Pace of play is minimum 4.5 hrs. The staff is nice enough and never gives me any reasons to complain.
While they do not have a cart-girl riding around with food and drinks they do have vending areas.
good layout,poorly maintained
I played on a warm spring day.basically walked right on the tee.I was quite disappointed with the condition of this course.most of the tees had areas with no grass.almost all of the greens had large bare spots as well.bunkers were missing rakes,and were also poorly maintained.Just an overall bad experience.
Course was in good shape for this time of year. The pace of play was too slow. Group ahead of us had one female who chose to hit off white tee, and was hitting only 100 yards on drives.
Nice public course
I liked the course very much. Played in the afternoon and there wasnt any waiting at each hole. Played as a double but joined a single. I'd go back again for sure.
very slow play as i play this course once a week this round took very long 5 + hours
Red course excellent design,moderately repetitive
Mature course in good shape !greens protected by significant bunkers ,however,Sand in collection area of traps is scant and base is hard ,most sand seems raked to face and sides.Greens in good shape,pleasant speed.I'm very senior and played White tees.Blue tees over 7000 appear to be a challenge.
Very nice course, no great course
I enjoyed the course a lot, played from the tips had a great time, moved at a good pace in a threesome. Only problem was the bunkers are not addressed as far raking. The greens were huge and challenging, I love the dual par 3's, quite a nice idea. I highly recommend this course.
the course played a little slow so prepare for 5 hours and that was during the week.
Elevated greens tricky
Course is in great condition fairways, greens and ruff
Course is gimmicky...Broing course design. Each green is the same...elevated with numerous sand traps in front.
Course was in better shape. The greens are bumpy. The worst part was the slow play even on a Monday afternoon!
This course is wide open
Was happy with this course , bunkers guarding every elevated green